(1972) Elina Brotherus

Elina Brotherus is a Finnish photographer with degrees in analytical chemistry and photography.  She uses a medium format camera and shoots ‘straight’ (Pulver, 2011). In 2015 she [...]

(1949) John Davies

Davies is a British landscape photographer. Much of his work is large format black and white images of industrial and urban British landscapes. In 2008 he completed a colour series entitled Fuji [...]

(1904-1983) Bill Brandt

In 1945, following a conversation with Peter Rose Pulham (1910 – 1956), Brandt purchased a 70 year old wooden Kodak camera from a secondhand shop in Covent Garden. The camera, used for its [...]

(1921-1986) Ernst Haas

Born in Vienna, Haas was famed for his early use of coloured photography. Aged 25 he acquired his first camera (a Rolleiflex) in exchange for a block of butter on the black market. His rise to [...]

(1899-1984) Brassai

Born Gyula Halasz in 1899 in Brasso, Transylvania, Brassaï (meaning ‘of Brasso’) moved to Paris at the age of 24. He stayed there until his death 60 years later. He is best known for his book [...]

(1967) Rut Blees Luxemburg

Luxemberg is a German photographer and Reader in Urban Aesthetics at the Royal College of Arts.  Her practice involves large format (often) long night exposures of urban London. (Blees Luxemberg, [...]

(1951) Sally Mann

Mann is an American photographer born in Lexington, Virginia.  Her book entitled ‘Southern Landscapes’ features moody atmospheric pictorialist landscape shots. (Mann, 2013) I watched an interview [...]

(1945-2014) Michael Schmidt

Schmidt is a German documentary photographer whose work often features his home town of Berlin. He is quoted as saying ‘I could also make photos somewhere else; I just wouldn’t know why’ [...]

(1857-1927) Eugene Atget

Atget, an ex-seaman, a failed actor and unsuccessful painter opened a photographic business in Paris aged 33. He spent the rest of his life accumulating some 10,000 negatives covering French [...]

(1956) Paul Graham

In a 2015 video to support the The Whiteness of the Whale exhibition at Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco Graham he discusses how he hopes the photographs might be seen. He describes how the [...]